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Blog Hop/Linky Party

There's no time for chit chat today. I'm actually working on my novel! It's the same one I've been "working on" for the last decade or so - I never work on this thing. Soon I'll be 30 though, and I just can't bear the thought of having it nowhere near finished on my next birthday (notice I didn't say "the thought of not having it finished". I'm realistic.)

My brain wants to focus on every single thing except writing, like playing Candy Crush, watching the cars in front of my house run the stop sign (grrr!), and refilling my cup of tea for a third time. Maybe some Ritalin would help. How do you get Ritalin??

Have a great weekend and a fun Halloween!

Pumpkin Spice Latte (for LAZY People)

Have you noticed every blog has posted a Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte copycat recipe lately? This one is different. I promise! It's so good that I've been making a regular one with my breakfast each day and another decaf pumpkin latte every evening. At work, I shared the recipe with two patients last week!

When those pumpkin latte recipes started popping up, I couldn't wait to try them. They all had the same problem though - too much time and effort. Ummm, I want a pumpkin spice latte recipe that I can actually pull off before work in the morning, when my brain is still mostly asleep. Have you seen what some of these other recipe creators expect you to do? Boil down 3 cups of sugar until you have a simple (yeah right) syrup, shave fresh cinnamon from the stick you got from the farmer's market this morning, and have a unicorn spit into the mixture.

Who has time for all that?


Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (for LAZY people!)
   Serves 2

Ingredients
1/4 cup milk (I u…

Blog Hop - Share Your Faves (and Discover New Blogs)

*Extra-special Friday edition, because I'm impatient!


I had a fantastic check-up appointment the other day. Yes, my blood pressure and all that other stuff is fine, but what was really great was my fitness level. Well...sorta. The nurse and the doctor each asked me about whether or not I exercise regularly. I was able to proudly report that I walk on my treadmill twice a day, every single day, without exception. They were impressed!

Of course, I left out the part about how I've only owned the treadmill for about a week.

Happy weekend, bloggy friends!

Beware of Horny Birds

Have you ever seen the movie The Birds? We took these photos at the Peel Zoo in Australia last year.



Call us crazy, but we decided not to enter.

Remember when we visited Loreto? Apparently, I'm a psychotic bird magnet.

Wait...does that sentence imply that the birds are psychotic or that I am psychotic? Are there any grammar experts out there?

BLOG HOP! Come Cheer Me Up

After a long, crappy week (instead of booking a 10 year anniversary trip to Iceland, we decided to be paranoid and hoard all our money, thank you very much to Congress deciding Sexy Nerd doesn't need a paycheck), let's throw off our worries and party it up with another Not "Baaad" Sundays blog hop! Remember, this is not just another run-of-the-mill linky. There are things that make this blog party special:

1. This linky is open to all posts that you are proud of. Did you recently post about a great decorating project, craft, or recipe? That's wonderful if you did, but just fine if you didn't. I just want you to link to a post or posts you are proud of.
2. Do you ever find yourself trying not to duplicate posts on blog hops but aren't quite sure what you posted the previous weeks? Problem solved! The list of links from today will return in the future, making it easy to see what you posted last time (and giving you a second chance to visit any great posts y…

Run for Your Life!

Last week, I came home from work to discover that Sexy Nerd had a serious case of I-need-a-treadmill-right-now-or-I'll-go-crazy-itis. Nevermind that he never wants to take a walk with me. The idea had been planted in his mind and there was no getting around it. He'd chosen an inexpensive treadmill from Sears and was pacing the house, waiting for me to come home so we could go retrieve it.

I did a little research first. The treadmill he'd chosen? According to online reviews, it was a 100% piece of junk. Sexy Nerd didn't care. He said the treadmill he'd really like is a NordicTrack, but that I'd never let him buy one because they're too expensive.

Well, I found him a super deal on a top of the line NordicTrack, marked all the way down from $2000 to $250.

(And don't try to blame the slim budget on me, Sexy Nerd. You think it's nuts to spend $2000 on a treadmill too, punk!)

Despite the bargain, Sexy Nerd wanted nothing to do with the treadmill. It was …

Blog Party! Come Join the Fun

Sexy Nerd and I are off to the East Mountain Celebration this weekend. They had me at 'petting zoo'!

Is there anything fun happening in your town? We're big travelers. If you tell me, maybe we'll run into each other at next year's event.

Have a great weekend, my bloggy friends!

And now...

Sending NAKED Emails

Although Sexy Nerd and I began our relationship while living in different states, we haven't spent much time apart since our wedding almost 6 years ago, when I took a family reunion trip to the Seychelles and Paris without him (he "had to work", but really, I think the idea of 3 weeks nonstop with my mom terrified him!) Now, he has been gone on a business trip for nearly 2 weeks and I'm kinda starting to miss him.

He misses me too. So, I decided to have some fun and send him the following email:

Subject: Here are some NAKED photos for you

Message: Be sure to delete these after you look at them.

The photos, one titled "hubba hubba" and the other "you know you love it":

"I ain't afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it."
"I'm sexy and I know it."

Yep, that is a 100% collar-free, naked Pica. Sexy Nerd's reply to my email shenanigans? "She looks so promiscuous."

I'm really not sure what to think of th…